Marek Krajewski

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Marek Krajewski
Born (1966-09-04) 4 September 1966 (age 52)
Occupation writer, linguist
Nationality Polish
Citizenship Polish
Alma mater University of Wrocław
Genre crime fiction
Notable awards Georg Dehio Book Prize (2016)
Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis (2015)
Paszport Polityki (2005)

Marek Krajewski (born 4 September 1966, in Wrocław) is an award-winning Polish crime writer and linguist.[1]

He is best known for his series of novels set in pre-war Wrocław (which was, at the time, Breslau) with the policeman Eberhard Mock as the protagonist.[2] These novels have been translated into 18 languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Hebrew, and Russian among others.[3]

Life and career[edit]

He was born on 4 September 1966 in Wrocław, Polish People's Republic. In 1985, he graduated from the Juliusz Słowacki High School No. 9 in Wrocław. Between 1985-1991 he studied classics at the University of Wrocław. In 1992, he obtained an MA degree and in 1999, he received a doctoral degree. He worked as a librarian and later as an assistant professor and lecturer at the Institute of Classical Philology and Ancient Culture of the University of Wrocław. Since 2007, he has focused on pursuing his professional career as a writer of primarily crime fiction.[4]

In 2005, he was the recipient of the Paszport Polityki Award presented by the Polityka magazine. His other awards include the High Calibre Award (Polish: Nagroda Wielkiego Kalibru), the Witryna Award conferred by Polish booksellers and the Book Institute Award for best Polish crime novel.[5] In 2015, he was awarded Silver Medal for Merit to Culture – Gloria Artis.[6] In 2016, he also won the Georg Dehio Book Prize – a prize which recognizes authors who "in their literary, scholarly or public work, address the themes of the common culture and history of the German people and their Eastern neighbors at a high level and from a broad perspective."[7]


Eberhard Mock series:

  • Death in Breslau (Śmierć w Breslau), 1999, ISBN 1-84724-518-8. English edition: MacLehose Press/Quercus, London 2008; Melville House, New York, 2012, ISBN 978-1-61219-164-5 [2]
  • The End of the World in Breslau (Koniec świata w Breslau), 2003. English edition: MacLehose Press/Quercus, London 2009; Melville House, New York, 2013, ISBN 978-1-61219-177-5 [3][8]
  • Phantoms in Breslau (Widma w mieście Breslau), 2005. English edition: MacLehose Press/Quercus, London 2010.
  • Fortress Breslau (Festung Breslau), 2006
  • Plague in Breslau (Dżuma w Breslau), 2007
  • The Minotaur's Head (Głowa Minotaura), 2009. English edition: MacLehose Press/Quercus, London 2012.
  • Mock, 2016
  • Mock. The Human Zoo (Mock. Ludzkie zoo), 2017
  • Mock. The Duel (Mock. Pojedynek), 2018

Jarosław Pater series:

  • Suicide Avenue (Aleja samobójców), 2008
  • Cemetery Roses (Róże cmentarne), 2009

Edward Popielski series:

  • The Minotaur's Head (Głowa Minotaura), 2009. English edition: MacLehose Press/Quercus, London 2012.
  • Erinyes (Erynie), 2010
  • Charon's Numbers (Liczby Charona) 2011
  • The Rivers of Hades (Rzeki Hadesu) 2012
  • In the Depths of Darkness (W otchłani mroku), 2013
  • The Lord of the Numbers (Władca liczb), 2014
  • The Arena of Rats (Arena szczurów), 2015


  • The Dead Have a Voice (Umarli mają głos), co-written with Jerzy Kawecki, 2015

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Nominowani do tytułu Ambasadora Wrocławia", Gazeta Wyborcza Wrocław, 2007-05-09, retrieved 2008-07-07 [1]
  2. ^ "Polish crime writer uncovers Wroclaw's German history". Retrieved 2018-09-14.
  3. ^ "Marek Krajewski". Retrieved 2017-11-25.
  4. ^ "Marek Krajewski". Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  5. ^ "Marek Krajewski". Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  6. ^ "Wręczenie medali „Zasłużony Kulturze - Gloria Artis"". Retrieved 2018-09-10.
  7. ^ "Georg-Dehio-Buchpreis".
  8. ^ "End of the World in Breslau, By Marek Krajewski". Retrieved 2018-09-10.

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